Product Type: Yankee Candle household products
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Yankee Candle Garden Sweet Pea
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Yankee Candle Garden Sweet Pea
Advantages: A sweeter floral scent, which has more appeal to those who prefer sweeter or food based scents
Disadvantages: didn't release that much scent while burning, though it was more apparent after burning.
I am a fan of the high quality scented candles that the yankee candle company make. I made quite a large order last year before Christmas, and I was lucky enough to receive some free gifts. One of these was the Garden Sweet Pea candle in small jar format, which would have cost me around £7.99 at the time of purchase, though it is on sale at Yankee Direct for £5.99 currently.
The little jars really appeal to me. The candle is designed to be burned inside the jar. The jar does not get that hot when you are burning the candle even if you burn it for a good while, and the jar looks really quite cute. It is about 4 inches tall, and is shaped a bit like a kilner jar. The lid has a rubberised stopper, and I feel when I use the jar candles it is a really safe way to use candles in a house with pets and children. When I put the lid on, I am pretty sure the candle will not relight when I blow it out. The only negative is that I can't really smell the scent through the glass, as it is trapped inside the jar till you remove the lid.
This one immediately appealed as it was a gorgeous blue colour, slightly purple in its appearance. Although floral scents are not top of my list, and I wouldn't rush to buy these scents if I was choosing (though would never turn them down as a freebie) this one smells absolutely deliscious in the jar. It is a little bit sweet, but not overpoweringly so. It is not an artificial scent at all, and not sickeningly floral.
Yankee direct describe this as 'The sweet perfume of delicate blooms accented with hints of pear, peach, freesia and rosewood.' I don't have the sort of nose that can pick out lots of individual scents, but I did feel this was indeed more food/sweet based than floral, and my nose can be sensitive to floral scents when my hayfever is playing up, and this did not aggravate my nose in any way.
I found that this one was a similar high quality to other candles I have bought in this range. I was a little disappointed that this one was not that apparent in the air when I was burning the candle, but when I put it out the scent was stronger and I did find it lingered for the rest of the evening. I am comparing this to my experience of using sampler candles though, which do seem to release more scent in my opinion, so perhaps I am being a bit unfair to judge this one.
My usual preference is for candles that pack a punch by releasing their scent far and wide after a short burn time. This one is a bit more subtle than that for me. While I don't think I would have rushed to buy this myself I find after using it I would be more than happy to buy this one again, and I think it would have universal appeal to men and women. It is not an overly feminine smell, just a pleasant smell that I find very pleasant to use.
Summary: A surprisingly pleasant floral scent, which I really enjoyed.